Ben's mother has been kidnapped and the adults don't believe it. They think she's just missing and her employers and the police don't really want to know. The meeting she attended, after all, never took place. But the message she sent Ben tells a different story.
To find his mum Ben must follow a perilous trail and solve a series of difficult clues, whilst evading being captured by the kidnappers. With help from his alarmingly clever cousins, Jess and Freddie, as well as some hindrance from his uncle, he investigates her mysterious disappearance.
Tormented by conflicting leads and a growing threat, Ben's search becomes increasingly desperate. Can he solve the puzzles and save her, before anything terrible happens to her - or him?
The Einstein Code review Hero or Heroine? by E M Gentry
The trouble with the story of The Einstein Code is it feels real! It’s a book meant for early teens but this adult thought he was reading a true-life story, not a fictional story created by the author J D Welch. The principal character is Ben. I could feel him sweating when his mum disappears. In many ways the hero of the story is Jess. (Am I allowed to call her a heroine nowadays?) Jess is smart and without her Ben would be lost. Nice balance J D Welch. This adult never saw the twist in the story looming on the horizon. I will not ask the young people (neighbours) who I know have read The Einstein code if they saw it coming because they probably did. Well it is written for them. And it is very well written.
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